February News

Daisy Hill ELC would like to respectfully acknowledge the Yugambeh people, the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we live. We also recognise those whose ongoing effort to protect and promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures will leave a lasting legacy for future Elders and leaders.

Nursery News

Hello and Welcome to the New Year!

Just to reintroduce myself, I am Trudy. I am the Senior Educator in the Nursery classroom. Our year has begun with some familiar faces of our children and we have also been joined by some news friends! A big hello to Saige, Peyton, Vincent an Joey, we are delighted to have Adeline and Isla with us again this year, Ella is still enjoying her long holiday.

The first part of our curriculum this year is to strengthen relationships with new children and families and continue with our partnerships with familiar families. 

For the most part the curriculum will follow the children's interests and always includes plans to help scaffold the children's development as an individual and as part of our group.  

I am also passionate about PARENT INPUT, as this allows you to become my best resources for planning the program around your children. 

This is why I ask question about what you have done on the weekend or holidays.  Occasionally I will be sending home some templates for you to write about these times with your children, please add photographs if you can, as the children do recognise themselves and family members, usually by giving a big smile! 

If I haven't already asked, could you pretty PLEASE send along a family photo for our family tree that we are going to display on the wall. Thank you to the parents that have already done this. 

A family tree gives the children a sense of belonging to an environment that isn't their home. 

Please take the time to read about your child's day, by reading both the "About our Day" and your child's individual day book. 

Until next time, bye from the Nursery 

Toddler and Junior Kindy Friends 

Hello Everyone. 

These two amazing classrooms have been combined at the start of this year. 

This month we are focusing on getting to know all of our friends, both old and new.  We are also practising our self help skills.  We are are aiming to develop these skills by encouraging the children to clear away their used dishes after meal times, identify their own drink bottles and sheets at rest time and also to help put their bedding on mattresses at rest time and washing their beds after use. 

Please make sure your drink bottle, hat sheet and spare clothing are all named.  Nappies are supplied for the children under two years of age then we ask you to please supply em after this time. We are more than happy to assist the children in toilet training, if they are showing the signs of interest etc. 

If you have any question or any input to our exciting program, PLEASE feel free to come and see me or drop me a little not in our parent communication book, located on the children's lockers. 

Until next time

Lyn and Marivic 


Welcome to the families who have a child in the Early Education and Kindergarten 

As many of you may have seen the daily reflections and classroom displays a we had joined in with the Kindergarten class.  We are currently focusing on Language skills.  We are so lucky to have so many multicultural families within our centre and it often makes for interesting conversations and communications. Many of our children have English as a second language.  The children have been really interested in all things BUGS! Take a look around the classroom at some of the displays that show this interest of the children.   A love of nature is so wonderful and important in the early years, the environment we offer provides time, space and the resources to extend children's thinking, learning and interests.
A current focus of ours is the children's recognition of letters and numbers and patterns and sequencing.  If you believe that you can offer input into our environment or our program, please feel free to get in touch with us. 



Banana Muffins

Method:  Preheat oven to 180c/160c (fan). Line 2 mini muffin tins with mini muffin liners.Beat the eggs and sugar together until thick, stir in the banana and oil.Sift on the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon and salt (if using). Then add the vanilla extract and bran left in the sieve, to the bowl too.Stir together until just combined. Spoon into muffin cases (around 2/3 full) and bake 12-14 minutes, until risen and firm to the touch. Remove and cool. Store in an airtight box for up to 3 days or freeze (defrost at room temp approx 1 hour).

Ingredients

  • 1 medium egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 55 g soft light brown sugar
  • 1 large, very ripe banana, well mashed
  • 55 ml sunflower oil
  • 85 g wholemeal flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt (omit for under 1 year olds

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 14 minutes

Makes: 24 muffins

Great For: Kids - 1.5 - 4+ Years

Suitable for Freezing


 

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